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Updates from the Capitol

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During legislative sessions, TCTA's top-ranked lobby team is at the Texas Capitol every day, working on behalf of Texas teachers and other classroom professionals. Our lobbyists carefully monitor and testify on legislation that could affect TCTA members and provide daily reports on legislative action. These updates are provided below and compiled and emailed weekly via the TCTA eUpdate newsletter.

TCTA testifies on teacher pay, working conditions and other interim charges

May 27, 2022

TCTA provided testimony Tuesday on interim charges relating to the educator talent pipeline and monitoring the implementation of HB 3 (2019 session)…

Session ends with 13th check approval, CRT changes and more

Sep 3, 2021

The House and Senate adjourned "sine die" Thursday evening, putting an end to the second special session. The legislature passed bills addressing…

House Pub Ed holds 19-hour hearing on CRT, virtual ed, and more

Aug 25, 2021

The House Public Education Committee met for 19+ hours beginning Tuesday, discussing revision of the so-called critical race theory bill and…

Abbott includes TRS 13th check in special session agenda

Jul 7, 2021

Gov. Greg Abbott announced the agenda for the special session of the Texas Legislature that will begin Thursday, July 8. Lawmakers can only consider…

Controversial civics bill passes committee

May 17, 2021

After being set on the schedule at the last minute, then deleted, then added back in, HB 3979 passed out of the Senate State Affairs Committee Monday…

Best and worst bills we're watching

May 14, 2021

As the House reached a critical deadline this week and the last day of the session (May 31) is just over two weeks away, our list of more than 800…

Committee chair loses battle over accelerated learning bill

May 11, 2021

HB 4545 by Rep. Harold Dutton is one of several of the committee chairman’s bills that have struggled to stay alive in recent days. Dutton has…

Bills that have passed the House or Senate

Apr 22, 2021

More than 50 education-related bills have gotten halfway through the legislative process. The state budget (the only bill the Legislature is required…

Senate Ed hears bill to allow districts to withdraw from ActiveCare

Apr 22, 2021

The Senate Education Committee heard these bills at its Thursday meeting.